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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kamela406, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. kamela406

    kamela406 New Egg

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    Hey guys! I'm new and was referred by my friend Chris from TX .... I love love love fresh eggs so im looking into getting a few chickens (perhaps 4) to support my habit and also insure were getting the freshest eggs possible! We're total egg-heads and eat tons of eggs ... I'm also hopeful I can produce enough eggs to share with my parents - so that's why I'm here. To insure I'm informed and ready! Can't wait to read and share information. [​IMG]
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you join us. [​IMG] There's lots of information on the learning centre, so take a squizz there if you have not already done so. Your state thread will also be useful, as will our members -they really are a friendly and helpful bunch - make the most of 'em!

    All the best
    CT
     
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  3. kamela406

    kamela406 New Egg

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    I will for sure be looking into all the forums and information. I want to be informed so I have happy healthy chickens - thanks so much!
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    You are most welcome!

    Good luck!

    CT
     
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Have you decided what breed of chickens you want yet? The red or black sex link girls (although they are a hybrid, not a breed) are terrific egg layers and 4 of those should give you lots of eggs to help support your habit.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. kamela406

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    Australorps are the bird I'm leaning towards .... I'd like to get 4 and I think no rooster. I've been reading about them and they are awesome egg layers with good temperaments and can handle a MT winter ... Thoughts???
     
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

    I agree. They are beautiful birds. Good luck with them. :)
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC from a fellow Montanan. Glad you decided to join our flock. Australorps are a wonderful breed and you've read correctly. They are extremely hardy in both cold and heat, are calm and gentle (good lap pets), and excellent layers of brown eggs. Just make sure that their coop is draft free, dry, and well insulated to prevent moisture from building up inside. The feathers of Australorps are excellent insulators and moisture is a much greater danger than cold. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     

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